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Yasir Arafat eyes Pakistan bowling coach role

Yasir Arafat eyes Pakistan bowling coach role

Pakistan’s former all-rounder Yasir Arafat has reportedly also registered his name among the applicants for the vacant position of Pakistan’s bowling coach. Arafat has been a long-serving cricketer in England’s County circuit and represented Pakistan in 27 international matches across formats.

Pakistan has experienced an overhaul of its coaching staff in the aftermath of a disappointing World Cup campaign where they failed to qualify for the semi-finals due to an inferior net run-rate. The previous bowling coach Azhar Mahmood alongside Mickey Arthur, Grant Flower and Grant Luden were all removed from their posts with their contracts not being extended.

Arafat has coaching experience with a club side in England and could be a valuable addition to Pakistan’s coaching setup. Earlier this week, former fast bowling great Waqar Younis has also submitted his application for the bowling coach position.